WHAT BEING BLACK IS AND WHAT BEING BLACK ISN’TProduct no.: HP123
Jacob Whittingham and Biscuit
Currently, the most powerful man in the world is Barack Obama, and some people in the media industry refer to Oprah as the most powerful woman in the world; so for the first time, being Black and successful isn’t just about how well you can dance, sing or run. From Zadie Smith to Lewis Hamilton, and Tiger Woods to Kanya King, Black people are succeeding in areas that the world never expected. Yet there’s a flipside to all this: around 70 per cent of teenagers murdered in London are Black; half of all Black families are headed by a single parent; and 12 per cent of the UK prison population is Black.
This book is a bold, fresh and honest approach to the problems that exist inside the Black community right now. While we might not like to admit it, there are problems. From the amusing to the violent, and from the silly to the painful, this book does what so many people can’t seem to get right – it defines what being Black is, and what being Black isn’t.